Sunday, March 4, 2012

BeeFF (Flickr Friends Bee): March for me

This month is my month for the Flickr Friends Bee that I am in. My 10 year old son desperately needs a light weight summer quilt for his bed. He has a duvet with a very warm comforter for our Minnesota winters but also has the hottest room in the house in the summer.  I am asking my fellow bee members to help me make a quilt for him... I chose a timeless design in a pallet to coordinate with his black furniture and changing themes.

His room currently has a vintage train theme in rusts, browns, golds and black.  He says he has outgrown this and now ready to  move on.  This vintage sports theme fabric by Timeless Treasures is the inspiration for the fully evolved room, but in the meantime this color pallet will actually match both themes.

 Here are the fabrics I pulled from my stash that I'll be using for the blocks I need to make.  For the larger 4 patches I am using anything from milk chocolate brown to rust.  Not as dark as a dark chocolate (isn't that sad I think in terms of chocolate), but a warmer brown.  For the smaller four patches I'm using anything from cream, oatmeal, natural to a light tan paired with a black solid and tone on tone fabrics (without any white).

The block I chose is a rather simple double four patch that I'll be setting on point.  The black/cream colored small four patches are made up of 4 -3.5" pieces of fabric and the rust/brown larger squares are 6.5 inches each for blocks to finish at a standard 12.5" size.   The quilt that I will be making, as shown above, uses 25 pieced blocks with setting squares and a 3" border to finish at 93" square. 

With the wacky mild winter we've had (not that I'm complaining), here's to getting this done before it gets very warm out!


Needled Mom said...

That will be fabulous and such great fabric choices.

Tamera said...

Looks like a GREAT classic quilt for you son! Should go together pretty quickly as well.